Scottish golf development company behind new project in Morocco that proves this part of the world is growing - and growing quickly
With Turkey now fully up-and-running as a major golf destination attracting golfers from around Europe on a regular basis, it seems there is a spot to be filled for the ‘new golf destination’ bracket. Morocco is, in all sense, the perfect short haul golf destination; easily accessible, eager to please, exciting, full of character, and, best of all, affordable.
Whilst some golf destinations refuse to budge on their prices, tour operators are only to happy to promote breaks to Morocco as prices are extremely reasonable.
And a sign that the country is gaining ground on its competition, such as Spain, Turkey and Portugal, is that it is welcoming golf course developers, the latest being Braemar Golf, the highly-reputed golf development company.
L’Oasis de Noria is one of its latest creations - Braemar Golf has an office in Morocco - a new family resort located close to the bustling centre of the ‘Red City’ of Marrakech, a growing golf destination.
The Steve Forrest-designed course, in the shadow of the magnificent snow-capped Atlas Mountains, is set to open soon.
The golf course has three distinct loops of six holes with a range of landscape experiences – Garden, Orchard and Dune scapes. The central feature is a magnificent traditional basin splits the 18th greens and runs stretches away into the distance from the clubhouse to the far side of the site.
A magnificent practice facility complements the golf course, whilst the clubhouse will provide the focal point of the resort. It
has been designed by Youssef Meheli, the highly-acclaimed Moroccan architect.
“Marrakech has just about everything and is a city quite like no other,” said Keith Haslam, managing director of Braemar Golf, in a recent online blog. “Long regarded and known by the traveller as an exotic and mystical place to visit, it is now becoming a great place to play golf as well as enjoy the attractions that Marrakech and Morocco have to offer.
“Golf is not new to Marrakech, with courses such as Royal Golf Marrakech, Palmeraie and Amelkis being joined by Samanah Country Club and Al Maaden in the last few years, with no less accomplished architects as Jack Nicklaus Design and Kyle Phillips designing these courses.
“If you are in Marrakech, you should also check out the nine-hole Atlas Golf - it is a beautifully-landscaped shorter course which is really fun to play.
“This year is also set to see further additions to take the number of golf projects to ten, with over 200 holes of golf to play - very much a dedicated international golf destination.”
Find out more about golf in Morocco by checking out visitmorocco.com